The Languages of East and Southeast Asia

"This book introduces the linguistic diversity of East and Southeast Asia.

Author: Cliff Goddard

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199273119

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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"This book introduces the linguistic diversity of East and Southeast Asia. It contains treatments of diverse areas including: word origins, cultural key words, tones and sounds, language families and typology, key syntactic structures, writing systems and communicative style" --Provided by publisher.

Repetitive Structures in the Languages of East and Southeast Asia

The work aims at describing the form and the meaning of repetitive forms in a number of East and Southeast Asian languages belonging to the Sino- Tibetan, Tai, Austroasiatic and Miao-Yao language groups.

Author: Vesa-Jussi Vuori

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3838362713

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Page: 252

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The work aims at describing the form and the meaning of repetitive forms in a number of East and Southeast Asian languages belonging to the Sino- Tibetan, Tai, Austroasiatic and Miao-Yao language groups. The forms are preponderantly examined from a synchronic point of view but the historical aspect of repetition is also touched upon through Sinitic and Vietnamese materials, clearly the two quantitatively most dominant subcorpora within the entire corpus.

Language and National Identity in Asia

Illustrated with maps and accessibly written this book will interest all those concerned to understand the dynamics of social change in some of the most important countries in the world.

Author: Andrew Simpson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199267484

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 466

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Language and National Identity in Asia is a comprehensive introduction to the role of language in the construction and development of nations and national identities in Asia. Leading scholars from all over the world investigate the role languages have played and now play in the formation of the national and social identity in countries throughout South, East, and Southeast Asia. They consider the relation of the regions' languages to national, ethnic, and cultural identity, and examine the status of and interactions between majority, official, and minority languages. Illustrated with maps and accessibly written this book will interest all those concerned to understand the dynamics of social change in some of the most important countries in the world. It will appeal to all those studying, researching, or teaching issues in Asian society, language, and politics from a comparative perspective.

The Languages of Asia

Compares the structures of various East and Southeast Asian languages from the perspective of general descriptive linguistics.

Author: Cliff Goddard

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:176081851

Category: East Asia

Page: 290

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Compares the structures of various East and Southeast Asian languages from the perspective of general descriptive linguistics.

The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia

The handbook will offer a survey of the field of linguistics in the early 21st century for the Southeast Asian Linguistic Area.

Author: Paul Sidwell

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110556124

Category: History

Page: 983

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The handbook will offer a survey of the field of linguistics in the early 21st century for the Southeast Asian Linguistic Area. The last half century has seen a great increase in work on language contact, work in genetic, theoretical, and descriptive linguistics, and since the 1990s especially documentation of endangered languages. The book will provide an account of work in these areas, focusing on the achievements of SEAsian linguistics, as well as the challenges and unresolved issues, and provide a survey of the relevant major publications and other available resources. We will address: Survey of the languages of the area, organized along genetic lines, with discussion of relevant political and cultural background issues Theoretical/descriptive and typological issues Genetic classification and historical linguistics Areal and contact linguistics Other areas of interest such as sociolinguistics, semantics, writing systems, etc. Resources (major monographs and monograph series, dictionaries, journals, electronic data bases, etc.) Grammar sketches of languages representative of the genetic and structural diversity of the region.

English in Southeast Asia and ASEAN

This book therefore provides an integrative survey of the various roles of English in ASEAN member states and studies the transformation of entire language habitats, including the major national and regional languages that participate in ...

Author: Azirah Hashim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351590280

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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English in Southeast Asia and ASEAN embeds English in its various regional Southeast Asian and political ASEAN language habitats. Addressing the history, developmental stages and contacts with other languages, it provides in-depth information on the region and its political organization. In doing so, it analyzes the geo-political division of the region between former Anglophone and non-Anglophone colonies and shows that this distinction has led to considerable differences in the status and texture of English. This analysis includes the role and impact of American English in mainland and maritime Southeast Asia to highlight the linguistic properties of English and its linguistic and sociopolitical development, English used in specific domains, language policies and concludes with the future of English and future challenges. This book therefore provides an integrative survey of the various roles of English in ASEAN member states and studies the transformation of entire language habitats, including the major national and regional languages that participate in this process. It also explains how new societies emerge with their conflicting identities and their aspirations to act regionally or even globally and is a valuable resource for scholars and students in the fields of World Englishes, Asian Studies and those interested in language contact, policy and planning.